Monitoring is a vast area and there is a confusing array of tools and solutions that address various requirements in that space. However, upon a closer look, it would become very clear that there are a lot of common features shared by these products. Therefore, before we start discussing Datadog as a monitoring tool, it is important to understand the core ideas and terminology in monitoring.
In this chapter, we are going to cover the following topics:
- Why monitoring?
- Proactive monitoring
- Monitoring use cases
- Monitoring terminology and processes
- Types of monitoring
- Overview of monitoring tools